The "Grand Finale" To Cassini's Tour of Saturn Sounds Pretty Damn Epic

On Monday, NASA's Cassini probe celebrated ten years of Saturnian exploration – a decade of stunning images and insights about the planet and its moons. But in late 2016, Cassini will begin the dramatic final phase of its mission – a newly annointed "Grand Finale" that will culminate with an intentional dive into… » 7/02/14 11:45am 7/02/14 11:45am

Stare into the soul of Saturn's mysterious hexagonal cloud system

Feast your eyes on one of the most puzzling planetary mysteries our solar system has to offer. In this photograph of Saturn's north pole, captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in 2009, clouds can be seen encircling the planet at about 77 degrees north latitude. Even at such a high parallel, the massive six-sided jet… » 1/23/12 7:40am 1/23/12 7:40am